Team GB discus specialist Jade Lally threw her support behind the Trim Trail at the Holland Sports and Social Association and Holland Sports Get Fit Club in Hurst Green.
London born Jade, who won a bronze medal for England in the women’s discus at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and represented Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympics, officially opened the trail which joins together the recreation ground’s car park, the children’s football pitches, and creates an exit path to a country walk, continuing through less visited areas of the park, around to the outdoor gym area, past the entrance to the running track and then back to the car park.
It is a 785 metre long all weather and shock absorbent track with a minimum width of 2 metres
Bob Matthews, chairman of the Holland Sports and Social Association, outlined the background to the creation of the Trim Trail and there were short speeches from Councillor Liz Parker of Oxted Parish Council, Oxted’s Surrey County Councillor Cameron Macintosh and Stuart Brown who was in charge of fund-raising over £100,000 in grants and donations for the project.
After the opening ceremony there was a taster session for the new Get Fit Club which has been set up to maximise usage of the Trim Trail, and other new community sports facilities. The Club plans to start these free regular training sessions from January 7 with experienced coaches who have volunteered their time.
Photos kevin black